EP 043 | Designing Outside The Box with Shawna Starkman
January 15, 2018
About this Episode
If you’ve been relying on the same style, the same tried and true suppliers, and not taking the occasional creative risk, you may be missing out on an opportunity to provide clients with spaces that are truly one of a kind.
In this episode we learn:
– how to source one of a kind items
– why getting clients involved in the creative process can feel good
– what to do when you hit a creative roadblock
– working in a high-low modality can leave room for the occasional splurge
Shawna recommends stretching yourself by exploring suppliers that you don’t normally use.
- Glass blowers to create one of a kind light fixtures or a custom vase that’s a gift from you to your client.
- Welders to create furniture you don’t normally specify.
- Fabric resources that aren’t the typical options.
When Shawna felt out of touch with her creative well, she went to Kripalu Yoga Center. She adopted a practice she learned there, which is:
Finding your worth as an interior designer. Figure out your value equation and be able to describe what sets you apart from your peers and competitors.
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